update-chick passed-PLease!!!Help NOW!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pinenot, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I decided to open all my old 24 day old eggs all dead and one is alive. I have it open except for the inside blood layer. It is moving! What should I do??? It never made it to the air cell...none made it but this one is alive. Should I open it so that it will take it's first breath????

    I opened the whole air cell before I noticed it move.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2007
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I wouldnt. It might die if it is to soon for it to take a breath. I would wrap it in a warm/moist paper towel, making sure it has a hole around where its head is, so if it does break out it can breath. Put it back in the incubator. I hope some on else more experienced can commet.
  3. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Songster

    May 20, 2007
    South Central Kentucky
    This is what I would do.
  4. buckbeak

    buckbeak Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    Sorry, no clue what to do, but let's get your post back up to the top!
    Let us know what happens!
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    what happened?
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    Today is day 24 and I candled the eggs this morning. I didn't see any movement at all. I decided before I threw them away, that I would open them to see if I could determine what happened to my batch. All were dead except this one. I opened it and had all the air cell opened and noticed it move a bit. I had actually got some blood too. I just don't know what to do now.
  7. verthandi

    verthandi Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Are you saying that you opened the egg where the air pocket is located? Is most of the egg still around the chick? And that the chick has not internally pipped the membrane?
  8. Hi! Where exactly did you open it? If you opened it on the big end (and only into the air cell), I'd cover the opening with tape, and put it back in the incubator.
    If you don't cover it, the membrane will continue to dry.
    I'd increase humidity up to 75% and wait and hope it develops enough to pip on its own.
    Good luck!
  9. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    The beak is barely poked through the air cell, due to me opening it before I knew it was alive. It is breathing...I think...it at least acts like it is breathing unless that is how they move before they enter the air cell. It isn't making any peeping noises. The thing that I am worried about is that:
    1) I opened it
    2) It is bleeding a bit
    3) I lost the others before they entered the air cell....what if this one can't go any further?
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    In all reality it probably is not going to make it. It sounds like your temps were quite a bit too low throughout incubation. I would do nothing further at this time and hope for the best. Usually when they are running this late, they have not developed properly and perish in the shell. This one has a chance, but I would just let nature take its course.


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